Tag: Blondie

01-Mar

This Day In Music, March 1st

On this day in 1980: Blondie went to #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Atomic’ from their album ‘Eat To The Beat’. ‘Atomic’ is one of six #1 songs for Blondie on the U.K. singles chart. On this day in 1986: Mr. Mister went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Kyrie’, the […]

01-Feb

This Day In Music, February 1st

On this day in 1980: Blondie released ‘Call Me’, the main theme song of the 1980 film American Gigolo. It would go to #1 on the U.S. singles chart in mid-April of 1980 for six consecutive weeks, and became the top-selling single of the year in the United States in 1980. “Call Me” was the […]

31-Jan

This Day In Music, January 31st

On this day in 1981: Blondie went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘The Tide Is High’, the group’s third U.S. #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It would spend one week in the top spot. “The Tide Is High” is a 1967 song written by John Holt, originally produced by Duke Reid […]

15-Nov

This Day In Music, November 15th

On this day in 1980: Kenny Rogers went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Lady.” The song was written and produced by Lionel Richie, recorded in 1980, and ranks among Kenny Rogers’ biggest hits. Rogers once told an interviewer, “The idea was that Lionel would come from R&B and I’d come from country, and […]

17-Aug

This Day In Music, August 17th

On this day back in 1980: Olivia Newton John was enjoying her 3rd consecutive week at #1 on the U.S. singles charts with ‘Magic’. ‘Magic’ was recorded for the soundtrack to the 1980 film Xanadu. Written and produced by John Farrar, it was released as the lead single from the soundtrack on May 23, 1980. The […]

20-May

This Day In Music, May 20th

On this day in 1980: Blondie was enjoying their 6th and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Call Me.’ ‘Call Me’ by the American new wave band Blondie and the theme to the 1980 film ‘American Gigolo’ was produced and co-written by Italian musician Giorgio Moroder and released in the US in early 1980 […]

26-Apr

This Day In Music, April 26th

On this day in 1980: Blondie were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Call Me’, the group’s fourth UK #1, featured in the Richard Gere movie ‘American Gigolo’, the track was also a #1 in the US where it became the band’s biggest selling single. Producer Giorgio Moroder originally asked Stevie Nicks from […]

24-Apr

This Day In Music, April 24th

On this day in 1980: Blondie was enjoying her second week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Call Me.’ ‘Call Me’ would spend a total of SIX weeks at #1 and would not give up the top spot on the charts until late May when ‘Funkytown’ by Lipps Inc. would take the top […]

09-Apr

This Day In Music, April 9th

On this day in 1980: Pink Floyd was enjoying its fourth and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles charts with “Another Brick In the Wall (Part 2).” It was ranked the 384th best song of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine on their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. “Another Brick In […]

02-Apr

This Day In Music, April 2nd

On this day in 1981: Blondie was enjoying their second and final week at the top of the U.S. singles chart with their big hit Rapture. Rapture is considered to be the first rap song ever played on MTV which would launch four months after Rapture hit the top spot. On this day in 1983: […]

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